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Home of the Brave to sell bricks for project

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The Home of the Brave Foundation is taking a page from the fundraising playbook of the Ennis Veterans Memorial.

Festival offering range of options

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The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is providing a full slate of entertainment options for festival-goers this year.

Public works head hire on agenda


New City Manager Chuck Ewings wants the city’s public works director position filled, and he’s gotten the Ennis City Commission’s OK.

Ewings: Master plan needed

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City Manager Chuck Ewings brought his first project to the Ennis City Commission on Monday — a comprehensive master plan for city development that hinges on public input.

Mayor: Hire is a must


Mayor Russell Thomas told the Greater Ennis Development Alliance the city is committed to hiring a downtown development coordinator once the right candidate crops up.

Ewings sets eyes on Ennis

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Chuck Ewings has spent a few weeks in Ennis now, buying a house and preparing to move his wife and two daughters to the community he now calls home.

GEDA: Downtown leader a key hire


Greater Ennis Development Alliance members plan an appearance at Monday’s meeting of the Ennis City Commission to again lobby for the hiring of a downtown development coordinator.

It’s a new Avenue

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Many, if not most, drivers adhered to the new markings on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue in downtown, but some struggled to keep up with the changes Tuesday.

Traffic on the 100 and 200 blocks of W. Ennis Avenue flows completely differently after re-striping Tuesday by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Re-striping under way


The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue today, if the weather stays good.

Avenue re-striping set

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Two-wide traffic on Ennis Avenue in downtown should end in the coming week as TxDOT re-stripes the roadway to make a center turn lane.

The Texas Department of Transportation is re-striping the 100 block and 200 block of W. Ennis Avenue on Tuesday to include a fixed center turn lane.

BBQ cooks to vie for cash prizes

Competitors from all over turn out to be a part of the Annual Bluebonnet Barbecue Cook-off.

Organizers behind this year’s Bluebonnet BBQ Cookoff say they need 20 to 30 judges for the April 12 event.

Broken pole cuts power for hours

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An 18-wheeler hauling equipment knocked power out in some areas of western Ennis for more than four hours Thursday after downing utility lines in the 1200 block of W. Ennis Avenue.

Company’s tax appeal is denied

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National Envelope, which sold its Ennis envelope facility to Cenveo in the fall, protested its 2013 tax value to try and reduce its overall tax bill.

Market seeks artists, players

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Performers, entertainers and activities are needed for the Ennis Farmer’s Market.

Bluebonnets in bloom

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Ennis Bluebonnets have begun blooming in select parts of the community, with some significant coverage beginning in areas around I-45. This photo was taken off Biloxi Drive.

Bluebonnets are blooming in Ennis.

Last barricades are down

EDN Photo by Nick Todaro / Work crews cleared the last barricades standing in downtown Ennis on Friday, just a bit more than 10 months after they went up in the aftermath of the EF-1 tornado on May 17, 2013.

Ennis residents saw their downtown on Friday shed the last scraps of wood that stood sentry over damage caused by last May’s tornado.

Retail Coach focusing on Ennis


Ennis has partnered with a company that specializes in retail recruitment for communities like ours.

More barricades coming down

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Ten months after the tornado in downtown, another set of barricades along Ennis Avenue came down this morning.

Ten months after the tornado in downtown, another set of barricades along Ennis Avenue came down this morning.

City preparing Main Street application


The Ennis City Commission has put its application for the Texas Main Street Program into the hands of local resident Dennis Zembala.

Market grows to bursting

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The Ennis Farmer’s Market may fill its available space on its first weekend.

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